Academy Drama: Fireface by Marius von Mayenburg
13 - 17 March 2018‖19:45
17 March 2018‖14:45
Venue : Academy Studio Theatre
Price Info : $50 - $95
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School / Department : School of Drama
Category : Academy Events Language : Drama in Cantonese
Drama in Cantonese
This production contains foul language and adult elements, suitable for audience aged 12 or above.
Fire is impartial, like justice itself.
Let the coming of fire be the judge of everything.
German playwright Marius von Mayenburg’ award-winning Fireface exposes the fear and anxiety latent within modern society. The story centres on a typical middle-class family whose family members are constantly skirting with disaster. The husband is so obsessed with the news of the murder of a prostitute that he neglects his wife, who then goes and projects all her frustrated desires onto their young son. The attractive elder daughter is hopelessly romantic but also into manipulating men, including her own father and younger brother as well as her boyfriend. Perennially neglected by everyone, the sensitive young son is filled with hate and negativity against the world. In his bid to seek meaning in his life, he plays with fire. A tragic end is waiting to explode as the story goes...
Playwright: Marius von Mayenburg
Director: Fung Ka-fai*
Translators: Chung Siu-hei, Fung Ka-fai*
Set & Costume Designer: Ryan Lo
Lighting Designer: Kinphen Leung
Sound Designer: Bu Chan Hin-hou
Cast*: Chan Xiyong, Choi Wai-ki, Mok Chui-shing, Luk Ka-ki, Leung Ho-wai
* School of Drama students